Team

Management

Christian Bettstetter is a professor and head of the Institute of Networked and Embedded Systems at the University of Klagenfurt. He is also the founding scientific director of Lakeside Labs GmbH, a research and innovation company. Bettstetter holds master and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering and information technology from TU München. He has over 25 years of experience in academic and industrial research with emphasis on wireless connectivity and self-organization in networked systems for telecommunications, IoT, and mobile robotics. His teaching portfolio comprises lectures on electricity and magnetism, mobile communications, and wireless networks.

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Kornelia Lienbacher is an experienced office manager and secretary in the team of Christian Bettstetter at the University of Klagenfurt. She oversees administrative tasks, including financial management, recruiting, travels, and seamless communication with the central administration. Her dedication and expertise significantly contribute to the team’s smooth functioning.

Senior Staff Members


Aymen Fakhreddine is a senior researcher and project leader with expertise in wireless communications, networking, and localization. He holds a doctoral and master degree in telematic engineering from the University Carlos III Madrid and a master degree in wireless communication systems from École supérieure d’électricité (Centrale Supélec) in Paris. He is principal investigator of a project on drones in cellular networks in Bettstetter’s team and a senior researcher at the Technology Innovation Institute (UAE). Before he worked as a senior researcher at Lakeside Labs, researcher at IMDEA Networks, and visiting student in Singapore.

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Udo Schilcher has more than 15 years of experience in wireless communications and stochastic modeling of networked systems. He is a tenure-track senior researcher working on interference and self-organization in wireless networks. He teaches courses on the programming language C, self-organization and synchronization, and electricity and magnetism. Schilcher holds a habilitation in information and communications engineering, a doctoral degree in information and communications engineering, and master degrees in informatics and mathematics, all from the University of Klagenfurt.

Predoctoral Staff Members


Jonathan Bryson

Jonathan Bryson is a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt working on self-fulfilling prophecies in the digital age. Jonathan holds a bachelor degree in mathematical economics from Hampden-Sydney College and a master degree in commerce from the University of Virginia. Before coming to Austria, he worked in the finance sector in the USA. He is co-advised by Friederike Wall and Christian Bettstetter, as part of the interdisciplinary Ada Lovelace program.

Enrique Caballero

Enrique Caballero is a scientific staff member and doctoral student at the University of Klagenfurt. He develops novel techniques for integrating drone systems into cellular wireless networks (5G, 6G). Enrique holds a master degree in aeronautical engineering from Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. Before joining Bettstetter’s team, he worked as a systems engineer in drone and aerospace companies. Enrique works in the FWF-funded project “Drones in cellular networks.”


Muhammad Nasar Jamal

Muhammad Nasar Jamal is a research and teaching staff member at the University of Klagenfurt working on wireless communications and sensing. Jamal holds a master degree in electrical engineering from the National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Islamabad. Before joining Bettstetter’s team, he worked as a lecturer in Peshawar and scholarship holder at JKU Linz.

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Daniel Neuhold is a doctoral student at the University of Klagenfurt with interests in wireless communications and localization. He works on reliable ultra-wide band sensor networks for industrial applications. Daniel holds a master level degree in information and communications engineering from the University of Klagenfurt. He was a research and teaching staff member in Bettstetter’s team from 2015 until 2021 and a guest researcher at the University of Southern California in 2018. He is the founder and managing director of the spinoff LoconIQ R&D.

External Lecturers and Tutors

Pasquale Grippa teaches courses on electricity and magnetism as well as on simulation of networked systems. He holds a doctoral degree in technical sciences from the University of Klagenfurt and a master degree in electronics engineering from the University of Salerno. He was a research and teaching staff member in Bettstetter’s team from 2012 until 2018 and is now a senior researcher at Lakeside Labs.

Christoph W. Rauter gives tutorial courses on electricity and magnetism. He is a bachelor student in information and communications engineering and mathematics at the University of Klagenfurt.

Students

  • Anoushka Jamwal (summer intern)
  • Marcus Schref